Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners Spring Education Series!

Posted 3 months ago by Michelle Wade

This program is from our collegues in SC and they have been working with the AHEC there on several education series. This is free and has CE offereings. ~ Michelle

Register today for the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners Spring Education Series!

Free: 16 nursing continuing professional development hours. Attendees will also receive 5.25 pharmacology hours

Feb. 26 - April 16, 2021
Prisma Health, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and Clemson University School of Nursing have developed Project TRANSFORM (Teaching Recovery-informed Addiction Care and Negating Stigma FOR Medical Professionals) to provide training for professionals on health care teams who in the course of their roles may serve individuals and families affected by substance use disorder. 

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant number 1H79FG000004-01 from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). These modules were developed as a result of the SAHMSA grant and are currently in use by the Addiction Research Center housed at Prisma Health. This is the first offering of this program to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). 

Program Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, the participant should be able to:
  • recognize the global effect of substance use disorders (SUD) on health
  • recognize the risks factors for developing a substance use disorder
  • understand the reasons underlying hazardous drug use
Education Series Schedule & CEU information
The online learning platform will open on Feb. 26, and participants can begin viewing the pre-recorded modules. Each module consists of an educational voiceover PowerPoint lecture and is followed by brief videos featuring interviews with individuals in recovery, who share their experiences in addiction and their journey to recovery. These modules will be asynchronous and available via Canvas on Feb. 26. There will also be four synchronous sessions, three of which are synthesis sessions for the modules. These sessions will be moderated by content experts from the Project TRANSFORM research team. It is advised that the corresponding modules should be viewed before the live sessions.

Live Sessions:
  • March 12: Module 1 moderated by Margie Stevens, Ph.D., CRC; Module 2 moderated by Mary Ellen Wright, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP-PC
  • March 26: Modules 3 & 4 moderated by Lauren Demosthenes, MD
  • April 2: Modules 5, 6, 7 moderated by Mary Ellen Wright, Ph.D., APRN, CPNP-PC
  • April 16: Medication for Addiction Treatment Cases presented by Alain Litwin, MD and Margie Stevens, Ph.D., CRC
Continuing Education Credit: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credential Center's Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 16 nursing continuing professional development hours. Attendees will also receive 5.25 pharmacology hours.

Successful completion of the module requires attendance for at least 90 percent of the module and/or live session and a completed online evaluation by the participant. A certificate of completion will not be made available for you if the evaluation is not completed.
This education series is a joint providership between Upstate AHEC and the Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners sponsored by Clemson University’s School of Nursing.
ANCC Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. The speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activity. Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial prod­ucts displayed in conjunction with this activity.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Upstate AHEC is committed to equality of educa­tional opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran’s status. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in a continuing education activity, call 864-349-1160 no later than one week before the date of the activity.

Registration Information 
This education series is free of charge.
  • For those who have already registered for the 2020 Fall Education Series and have a canvas accountlogin here to access the 2021 Spring Education series.
  • For those who do not have access to Canvas, please register for the education series here.
You will be sent information prior to the start of the live sessions. Please ensure you have the correct email entered into our system when completing the registration process.
Learn more
Appalachian American Alliance of Nurse Practitioners
Center for Research on Health Disparities | 406 Edwards Hall, Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-0779 | Email Us

Upstate AHEC | 104 S Venture Drive| Greenville, SC 29615 | 864-349-1160 |